On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four passenger airplanes and changed us all. Two of those planes were flown into the World Trade Center, one smashed into the Pentagon, and one crashed in Pennsylvania.
17 years ago the world was shaken to its core. Today, Rosh Hashana, the world is created at its core. What lessons can the Twin Towers and September 11 teach us about our personal and communal lives today?
On August 7, 1974, 41 days before Rosh Hashana, Philippe Petit strung a tightrope from one of the Twin Towers to the other a quarter mile above the ground.
Reb Mendel Futerfas was imprisoned in Siberia with a tightrope walker who taught him the secret to find balance when faced with uncertainty, to discover peace and sweetness within a chaotic and harsh world.
What have we learned in the past 17 years? How much has changed? What will 5779 bring?
Rosh Hashana we learn to walk’s life tightrope, with extraordinary balance and focus, and ultimately tipping the scales for good.